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dignity. i think romney has a more self-righteous view of america's rights in the world and it's discredited. george w. did that for us. with romney we've been doing what we did before. what got us into trouble before, hoping that doing it the same way would have a different result. there's no logical reason to believe that would be so. that's "hardball" for tonight. thanks for being with us. "politicsnation" with al sharpton starts right now. >>> thanks, chris, and thanks to you for tuning in. we are 14 days to election day and here's where the race stands. a new poll shows president obama with a two-point national lead over mitt romney. 48% to 46%. nbc's battleground map shows the president has 243 electoral votes, solidly in his corner while mitt romney has 206 in his. 89 electoral votes are considered toss ups. remember, it takes 270 votes to win the presidency. the latest from the "new york times'" 538 blog gives the president a 78% chance of winning. romney has 30% chance. 5.1 million people have already voted. that includes more than 812,000 people in the key state of oh
, hitting romney by going after the target rich ryan budget. strategy the obama camp signaled with a web video today. >> they haven't given me the math. >> well, i don't have the -- it would take me too long to go through all of the math. >> reporter: biden, though, could be on defense because unlike the first debate focused only on domestic issues this time half of the agenda is foreign policy. so the door is wide open for tough questions act security failures leading to the terror attack in libya. and the administration's mixed messages. then there are the gaffes. >> how they can justify raising taxes in the middle class has been buried the last four years. >> reporter: they may give ryan fodder, analyst note the vice president performs better when the speaking time is limited. >> in debates; particularly, against sarah palin four years ago he was disciplined. i don't think -- i think the republicans will be unwise to count on a biden gaffe. >> reporter: fox learned that the vice president was all over the place in his first debate prep session. that's why david axelrod and other top o
and governor romney are out campaign, women, women, women, with the average of national polls now puts less than 1 percent between the candidates. it is all tied up. polls show governor romney closing the gender gap. closing the gap after the first couple of debates. nearly four years have passed since the deadly commercial airline crash, since we have had any commercial airline crashes in the united states. some airline experts are warning, it is not time to celebrate! that is all ahead unless breaking news changes everything. this is "studio b." first from fox at 3:00 in new york city, no more nice guy. the day after both nominees traded jokes with the charity roast in new york it is back to tough rhetoric. it is the final lap. governor romney is set to join the running mate in florida tonight, v.p. nominee, paul ryan, is already in the sunshine state and going after the president on libya. he accused president obama of stonewalling over the attack on the consulate in benghazi. he said on a radio show and i quote, "his response has been inconsistent, misleading and for more than a month l
, of course, is >> team romney's biggest problem is back and that problem, the one that just won't go away is mitt romney. >> tax, education, reproductive rights. >> you want to know my position on issues, ask me and i'll tell. >> you when you're mitt romney, what's wrong with a little change of heart. >> romney's flipped again. >> it's what he said about abortion. >> a woman's right to chose. >> a new romney promise. >> new policies, new statements, and new beliefs. >> no new abortion laws. >> here's what he told the des moines register yesterday. >> i didn't say that would become part of my agenda. >> here is moderate mitt. where you been, boy? i've missed you. >> basically calling him a liar. >> lied about what? he's been saying this all long. >> my presidency will will be a pro life presidency. >> do i believe supreme court should overturn roe v. wade? >> i will preserve and protect a woman's right to choose. >> what is going on with the romney message? >> a lot of people are confused. >> if you want to know my position on issues, ask me and i'll tell you. >> i'm going to ask you a que
days until final race off between governor mitt romney and mr. obama. and 5k, how far ann romney walked today in a breast cancer charity event in florida. it's just a small part of the final sprint to election day. topping our political headlines today, both president obama and governor romney are off the trail today, focusing instead on debate prep. but their running mates are both on the stump. congressman paul ryan held rallies in pennsylvania and ohio and the vice president was in florida. he took aim at mitt romney, saying he has changed his positions more than a couple of times. >> the president said the day after the romney debate that governor romney was awful sketchy. now, look, it's not my position to take issue with the president, but i'm going to correct him here. romney wasn't sketchy, he was etch a sketchy. that's what he's doing. he's up there, he's shaking that thing. >> meanwhile, the romney campaign is out with a new tv ad that paints a grim picture of what a second term under president obama might look like. >> if barack obama is re-elected, what will the next four ye
rhetoric. it is the final lap. governor romney is set to join the running mate in florida tonight, v.p. nominee, paul ryan, is already in the sunshine state and going after the president on libya. he accused president obama of stonewalling over the attack on the consulate in benghazi. he said on a radio show and i quote, "his response has been inconsistent, misleading and for more than a month later we still have more questions than answers." the president himself accused romney campaign of using libya to score political points. president obama stuck to the domestic affairs at a rally today aimed at the female vote which helped push him to victory in 2008. >> the right to make your decision about your health. the right to be treated fairly and equally in the workplace. governor romney wants to take us policies more suited to the 1950s. >>shepard: governor romney is closing the gender gap and national pops show how tight this is. the real clear politics average of national polls shows the nominees are separated by .1 percent. now, carl cameron is in daytona beach during bike week. >>c
because governor mitt romney's growing lead might make him sick. the romney campaign is surging in the battleground states. now, as governor romney is soaring to a political rock star status, another rock star is ark pol ising for the president. >> this is a little difficult to -- to put myself in this position, knowing that i may alien eight a few fans. i am very proud to say that we have have elected our first black president. i am sorry he didn't do a better job. >> a gallup poll shows governor romney with a 2-point edge. >> the days after the debate, the groundswell of romney winning is bigger. i think that gap is going to widen. >> obama's been on defense the last week. >> woo vepolling data now... that shows that romney is ahead, wherever he is ahead. i think he has been ahead for months or weeks. i don't think it happened overnight. but they are all saying romney is surging. >> he was on the stage with the president of the united states. he looked like he was in command. he was in charge of the entire discussion. i think that's the reason the polls are tightening right no
could be a make or break debate for president obama. mitt romney's campaign announces a huge fund raising hall. also, a controversy of sorts over debate questions. are both campaigns afraid of the moderator? our own candy crowley. and how do you top the record-setting jump from the edge of space? a closer look at what's next in the high altitude exploration. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in the "situation room." >> it's hard to believe, but only 22 days left until the election. and just over 24 hours to the second presidential debate. for president obama, the stakes could hardly be higher. the slight lead in the polls, he had going into the first debate has evaporated in these days since his lackluster performance. right now, both he and mitt romney, they are preparing intensively for another faceoff, this time at new york's hofstra university. a faceoff that could help decide the white house race. our national political correspondent jim acosta is joining us from boston right now where romney is preparing. what's the latest on romney's preparation? what do we know, jim? >> wolf, dethe
, mitt romney forced to change his stump speech because of a military mother's plea. also this hour, two cnn exclusive interviews. my one-on-one with mitt romney and his running mate paul ryan speaks with dana bash. and another round of bitter partisan bickering breaking out as congress discloses new details about the attack on the u.s. diplomatic compounds in benghazi. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> with just 27 days to go until the presidential election, we begin with mitt romney's bumpy day out there on the campaign trail. first, his campaign had to clarify something romney said earlier about abortion later. they said romney will stop telling a new story apparently designed to show his softer side. cnn's national political correspondent jim acosta is in ohio right now on the road with the romney campaign. >> reporter: wolf, mitt romney's been trying to open up to voters in recent days telling stories of friends who have died, even service members who have died in combat. but the mother of one falling navy s.e.a.l.s. says she's offended as democrats accuse romney
! >> with just 18 days until the election, president obama got some important endorsements today and mitt romney got an ailment that dr. obama diagnosed as romnesia. >> he's forgetting what his own positions are. and he's betting that you will too. i mean, he's changing up so much and backtracking and sidestepping. we've got -- we've got to name this condition that he's going through. i think, i think it's called romnesia. if you say you'll protect a woman's right to choose but you stand up in a primary debate and said that you would be delighted to sign a law out lawing that right to choose in all cases, man, you definitely got romnesia. and if you come down with a case of romnesia, and you can't seem to remember the policies that are still on your website, or the promises that you've made over the six years you've been running for president, here's the good news. obama care covers preexisting conditions. >> after dr. obama listed the symptoms of romnesia in virginia today, dr. biden warned a florida audience about just how contagious romnesia can be. >> because it's romnesia. boy, i'll tell yo
romney leading by four among likely voters. another change, the obama campaign isn't trying to play down expectations. >> i think you'll see an exceptionally strong debate performance tonight from the president. i think you'll see somebody who will be strong, passionate, enter energetic. >> tonight's format, a town hall style debate. 80 uncommitted voters will participate. and candy crowley will select who gets to ask their question. the candidates get two minutes to answer. let me bring in michael shearer and jackie kucinich. good morning to both of you. no lack of advice for the president. take a listen. >> the question for him is can he put that first debate behind him p about and i think he can. he's really just got to talk about what he's done, how the economy has moved and he cannot let the misstatements sit there. >> he has to be careful not to overcompensate after the bas first performance by being too negative, too hot. if he sdw thahe does that, it c backfire very badly. >> so, michael, what does the white house think it has to do or the obama campaign it has to do and are they
. the romney campaign thinks they have a better standing in iowa which our polls suggest which could complicate that midwest firewall for president obama. 18 days ago, the nail-biter is just right. >> what about new hampshire? >> in new hampshire i think it's also going to be a really close race. you look at almost all of the battlegrounds, richard, that are out there right now, and i think we'll talk about a very, very late election night. we were just breaking down the 269-269 electoral vote college tie a couple of days ago. we all need to be prepared for something that's going to take us into november 7th, maybe even beyond. >> that would be a long night for you, my friend. what's behind the discrepancy with the numbers we've seen so far in the polls, though? >> well, the one thing -- you look at our nbc/"wall street journal"/maris poll of iowa, we show 34% of likely voters say they've already voted, and president obama is winning by a very wide margin. when you look at the voting totals into the iowa secretary of state's office, about 20% have actually voted, although the outstanding absent
" with lawrence o'donnell. >>> tonight, dr. obama says mitt romney has a bad case of romnesia and dr. biden says romnesia is contagious. >> just 18 days. >> three days until the third and final presidential debate. >> backtracking, side stepping. >> every time he opened his mouth on foreign policy, he does make a misstep. >> so much to redistribute. >> we're not in a position to start to call who has the most definite edge here. >> maybe many days after the polls close. >> remove funding for planned parenthood. >> if you really want to make a choice, those choices are about reproductive rights, that's your choice. >> you don't want someone who needs to ask for binders of women. >> women are not binders. i just got shelved like a binder. >> he's forgoting what his own positions are. >> i think it's called romnesia. >> romnesia. >> if you say you'll protect a woman's right to choose. >> i will preserve and protect a woman's right to choose, he'll be delighted to sign that bill. >> man, you definitely got romnesia. want to give a tax cut to the top 1%. >> i don't know anything about giving tax cuts
the gallup numbers are, it gives romney a six-point lead. how do these two come together? >> richard, i think the polling is all over the place right now. i think that signals a very tight and competitive race, and sometimes when you actually see such a really close race that we're all expecting for november 6th, you're going to have polls in different directions. our polls actually suggest that president obama seems to have a firewall in those midwest states, and if he wins iowa, wisconsin and ohio, he surpasses 270 electoral votes. the romney campaign thinks they have a better standing in iowa which our polls suggest which could complicate that midwest firewall for president obama. 18 days ago, the nail-biter is just right. >> what about new hampshire? >> in new hampshire i think it's also going to be a really close race. you look at almost all of the battlegrounds, richard, that are out there right now, and i think we'll talk about a very, very late election night. we were just breaking down the 269-269 electoral vote college tie a couple of days ago. we all need to be prepared for somethi
about this already. >>> just ahead, mitt romney claims his tax plan will cut rates without ballooning the deficit. a bipartisan study found out that the math doesn't work? we'll take a look at that. 0ñ@ñfÑ >>> ahead of tomorrow's big presidential debate we are looking at mitt romney's tax plan and claims that it will cut rates without ballooning the deficit. it was a major subject on the sunday shows where romney advisers continued to defend it and no doubt it will be a topic tomorrow night. a bipartisan study found the math doesn't work, and other studies that the romney campaign counters with doesn't mesh shower up measure up as well. >> six different studies have said this is very questionable. some of them are blogs, some from the aei, an independent group. >> these are very credible sources. >> one of them is from a guy who is a blog from a guy who was a top advisor to george w. bush. these are hardly nonpartisan studies. >> that was top romney advisor ed gillespie. more on that in a moment, first, i want to begin at the beginning. with what romney has been promising. >> unde
romney getting ready for their first face-off tomorrow night in colorado. doing the hefty lifting on the number two on the ticket and the candidates' wives. mitt romney is in denver where last night he tried to put the kibosh on predebate winning. >> people want to know who is going to win, who will make the biggest difference and scoring of winning and losing. in my view it's not so much winning and losing or even the people themselves, the president and myself, it's about something bigger than that. these debates are an opportunity for each of us to describe the pathway forward for america that we would choose. >> his rival president obama who is in day number three of debate camp in nevada dropped by one of his own campaign headquarters. >> it was very nice, you know. although, basically, they are keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. they are making me do my homework. >> despite the best efforts, the drum beat is building. it's getting louder and louder with great debate expectations on both sides of the aisle. >> i expect the tone to be a little bit less aggressive th
of tomorrow's big presidential debate we are taking a look at mitt romney's tax plan and his claim it will cut rates without ballooning the budget deficit. we are interested in it for two reasons tonight. it was a major subject on the sunday shows where romney advisors continued to defend it and no doubt it will be a big topic tomorrow night. keeping them honest a bipartisan study found the math doesn't work and other studies which the romney campaign counters with, they're coming under fire tonight as well. take a look. >> six different studies have said this is very questionable. some of them are blogs, some from the aei, an independent group. >> these are very credible sources. >> one of them is from a guy who is a blog from a guy who was a top advisor to george w. bush. these are hardly nonpartisan studies. >> that was top romney advisor ed gillespie. more on that in a moment, first, i want to begin at the beginning. with what romney has been promising. >> under no circumstances will i raise taxes on the middle class of america. we will keep our taxes down. >> what mitt and i are proposing
for him but he clearly made that more possible by what he did in the debate? >> it is possible for romney to win and you discover that by looking state-by-state which is the reason that before the debate i would have said that romney had little chance. before the debate we saw him falling off a cliff. the romney folks themselves will tell you heartening support for the president, softening support for romney. now you were seeing the reverse. now you are seeing all these moving to the top. >> i thought beforehand, i was somewhat a greater chance the romney could win. wind. simply because there was a serious state polls just before the debate and they show that it was closing. after romney had a bet of september as you could have which kind of confirms my belief that there is a lid on obama ceiling, that because of the poor economic record there is a limit to how bloated and committed to obama people are and now i would say, still agree with my colleagues that i think obama is the favorite that i think it's more like 55-45 and i think it's very clear, still somewhat difficult but a much cle
romney got his [ bleep ] in a pile because i model conservative punditry. if he's not someone i can follow, then i'm lost. and i have to say, up until wednesday night, i just thought i don't know what i'm going to do for the next month. >> because why? >> he was just a walking shambling mound of weakness, you know? even the people who liked him didn't seem to be behind him that strongly. people were, you know, stepping out of his boat. you know, they're all saying hey! that's the guy! i'll be right there! no, i'm just trying the life jacket on right now! do i have to self-inflate, or do i pull the cord? >> and that all changed? >> no, now he's the man. now he's got these long, luscious coattails, and everybody's jumping on board. >> good morning, it's monday, october 15th. a new week. a new chance for this race to take another turn. you're looking at a live shot early in the morning of new york city and a beautiful day. with us in new york, msnbc contributor mike barnicle. we have the national affairs editor for "new york" magazine and msnbc political analyst john heilemann. also th
. >> it was a terrorist attack. let's be honest about it. >> mitt romney charged with flip-flopping again on abortion. >> i'll be a pro life president. >> frank bruni, my all-star candidate, going toe to toe. this is "piers morgan tonight." >>> good evening, 27 days to go until the election, look where we stand tonight, on the latest cnn polls, 47% for mitt romney, 47% for president obama. anything could happen in this race, shows you how high the stakes are going into the vice presidential debate. preparations are under way in danville, kentucky, and joe biden is getting ready for preparations. and paul ryan arrived, and mitt romney on the campaign trail in the battleground state of ohio. >> we have not had the strong leadership we needed in washington to take on our challenge, time and again, the president has told us he'd take on some of these things but has not. and then he turns around and tries to blame others, congress won't get together, congress won't get together unless there is a strong leadership that puts them together. he has not, i will. >> listen to what he told diane sawyer on abc. >
being less than honest about his tax cut plan. >> governor romney decided instead of changing his plan he just pretended it didn't exist. what $5 trillion tax cut? i don't know anything about a $5 trillion tax cut. pay no attention to that tax cut under the carpet. >> romney's campaign continuing a blitz of ohio today denying that he's a new moderate but here is what he told the des moines register yesterday. when asked about his agenda on abortion. >> there's no legislation regarding -- with regards to abortion i'm familiar with that would become part of my agenda. >> joining me now, "usa today's" washington bureau chief susan page and "time" assistant managing editor. good morning, both of. >> did you good morning. >> susan, romney's statement appeared to be away from the democrats tried use against them and campaign quickly issued a statement saying mitt romney is pro-life. what is going on with the romney message? >> well, i think romney is -- governor romney is definitely trying to pivot to the middle. we were waiting to do this last spring and early summer when he clinched t
light hearted one-liners, president obama tosses a new and very barbed laugh line at mitt romney. and a car bomb shakes beirut's fragile peace, kills one of lebanon's top critics of the bashar al assad regime in syria. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> with just 18 days to go until the presidential election, we begin this hour with important information just into "the situation room" from the state of florida. our brand new cnn/orc poll shows the state remains up for grabs. mitt romney's 49% to 48% lead over president obama is within the poll's plus or minus four-point sampling error. cnn's chief national correspondent john king is standing by. florida, florida, it's still florida, florida, florida. >> a dead heat. but that is momentum for mitt romney. if you look back two months ago when we polled among likely voters the president had a four-point lead, right at the margin of error. governor romney now with the lead. the campaign increasingly confident about the state of florida and obama campaign concedes it's going his way. they've been spending as much as
to romney have an advantage now. you start to see democrats, african-americans, latinos get excited after tonight's debate. >> the debate opened on a very fast pace. martha raddatz was not going to be jim lehrer and they started with an obvious vulnerability for the administration, which is benghazi. they had a very sharp exchange. and then not, one of ryan's soundbites of the night came out, which was the foreign policy is unraveling. i think where the clip of that exchange. flesh academy can talk about it. >> is this a massive intelligence failure, vice president i? >> it was a tragedy, martha appeared chris stevens was one of the best. i can make two commitments to you. one, we will find and bring to justice the men who did this. and secondly, we will get to the bottom of it. wherever the facts lead us, we'll make clear to the american public. whatever mistakes i made will not be made again. when you look in president, martha, it seems to me should look at his most important responsibility. that is caring for the national security of the country in the best ways to look at how he handl
of a lackluster performance in the first debate. governor romney seeking to build on his campaign's momentum answering questions on domestic and phone policy from an audience of voters on long island who claim to be undecided. this morning, the president told reporters he feeled "fabulous." that is a jonathan hunt work but did not respond when asked if he agrees that secretary of state, hillary clinton is responsible for the dire security situation in libya and the terror attack that killed our ambassador and others. last night, secretary of state, hillary clinton said the buck stops with her and backed up vi requests for more security to protect the consulate. >> i'm responsible for the more than 60,000 people around the world. the decisions about secures assets are made by security professionals but we're going to review everything to make sure that we are doing what needs to be done. >>shepard: senator john mccain claims the secretary of state, hillary clinton is giving political cover to her boss in the wake of the administration's confused message after the the e corporate, ed henry, li
cramming for the first debate and what could be mitt romney's best chance to change the trajectory of the race. president obama is holed up in vegas for two days preparing. mitt romney will be in colorado tonight. the latest poll shows president obama and mitt romney locked in a tight race nationally. but where it counts, those battle ground states, the president still leads. and here's another interesting poll. most people think the president will win the first debate which may be why he's trying to lower expectations. >> i know folks in the media are speculating already on who's going to have the the zingers. governor romney is good. i'm just okay. >> and paul ryan played his own version. >> president obama is a gifted speaker. he's been on the national stage for many years. he's done these kinds of debates before. this is mitt's first time on this kind of a stage. >> but if all candidates are trying to lower expectations, maybe chris christie missed that memo. >> governor romney's going to lay out his vision for a better and greater america for greater opportunity for all of our
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